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Is the Macbook Air M1 8-core the best laptop of all time?

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Hyperventilating locale
  04/07/21
I’ve got one and it’s pretty sick but the ports ...
Rambunctious property newt
  04/07/21
Is 16 gb ram a good idea?
Hyperventilating locale
  04/07/21
I looked into this question extensively because I use it for...
Rambunctious property newt
  04/07/21
Tyft. I was about to waste $200
Hyperventilating locale
  04/07/21
I spent $200 extra to get the 512gb hard drive
Rambunctious property newt
  04/07/21
Yeah that's a no brainer. 256 gb is pathetic even for a phon...
Hyperventilating locale
  04/07/21
i would rather have a 128 gb hard drive than have only 8 gig...
cowardly casino
  04/07/21
8 gb is not enough. I got 16 gb in my 2018 macbook pro and ...
cowardly casino
  04/07/21
Apple silicon is different
Grizzly Odious Center
  04/07/21
not different enough to make up for 8 gigs of ram
cowardly casino
  04/07/21
It's only $200 for something that lasts years. idk why every...
Vigorous reading party
  04/07/21
it makes no sense. I had 8 gigs of ram in my computer like ...
cowardly casino
  04/07/21
I've got 16 in mine and push up against that pretty often. M...
Vigorous reading party
  04/07/21
your mental model for ram usage is out of date and isn't app...
blue stage striped hyena
  04/07/21
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Grizzly Odious Center
  04/07/21
holy shit. lol at anyone who still uses intttttel. apple e...
dull legal warrant area
  04/08/21
Ive only had low memory once when i had like 90 tabs open ...
Grizzly Odious Center
  04/07/21
For the port issue: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07...
yapping soul-stirring theater
  04/07/21
I got that. It’s still bullshit to need that
Rambunctious property newt
  04/07/21
Who the hell uses ports these days? I have had the usb-c po...
dull legal warrant area
  04/08/21
I do music production as a hobby. Always have like 3-4 USB d...
Rambunctious property newt
  04/08/21
Yes, but since every year the new best laptop of al time get...
Amber razzle kitchen windowlicker
  04/07/21
I don't see how Apple can top this
Hyperventilating locale
  04/07/21
Ever hear of “M2,” brother?
Rambunctious property newt
  04/07/21
https://www.theinterns.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/o-face...
Hyperventilating locale
  04/07/21
The M2 is going to be much faster and hopefully they will of...
cowardly casino
  04/07/21
if all i do is browse xo/twitter, watch mlb.tv and check on ...
Multi-colored orange hall
  04/07/21
I would get a refurbished 12" MacBook over a chrome boo...
Hyperventilating locale
  04/07/21
whats the advantage? seems like the macbook would run $60...
Multi-colored orange hall
  04/07/21
Chrome books are shit. Might be overkill to get a new $1...
Rambunctious property newt
  04/07/21
Get an ipad
Grizzly Odious Center
  04/07/21
i already have an ipad mini
Multi-colored orange hall
  04/07/21
I use my ipad more than macbook air its just more comfortabl...
Grizzly Odious Center
  04/07/21
How is using this to run ipad apps? There's an app called tr...
Vigorous reading party
  04/07/21
It works ok but a lot arent available for whatever reason
Grizzly Odious Center
  04/07/21
I have the TTT Intel 2020 MacBook Air. It runs fine except i...
curious cumskin gunner
  04/07/21
Yes unless you are a straight man
ultramarine greedy roast beef ticket booth
  04/07/21
describe fan noise/heat
turquoise lodge
  04/07/21
my M1 air doesn't have a fan. Zero fan noise and I haven't f...
Rambunctious property newt
  04/07/21
whoa no fan
turquoise lodge
  04/07/21
its silent like an ipad man
Rambunctious property newt
  04/07/21
i love my 2016 macbook w/ no fan b/c it's basically an ipad ...
turquoise lodge
  04/07/21
eh, what do you use it for? If just poasting on xoxo, I don'...
Rambunctious property newt
  04/07/21
internet browsing and spotify. i have a thinkpad i use for r...
turquoise lodge
  04/07/21
Enjoy dat SSD wear
emerald pistol
  04/07/21
??
Rambunctious property newt
  04/07/21
They have soldered SSDs that are having some pretty bad issu...
ultramarine greedy roast beef ticket booth
  04/08/21
when I looked at it, I remember the price for the latest mod...
opaque hairraiser deer antler
  04/07/21
LOL WTF
ultramarine greedy roast beef ticket booth
  04/07/21
I have gigabit internet i don't need hdd space. You could ju...
Grizzly Odious Center
  04/07/21
you do cloud backups?
amethyst heady orchestra pit
  04/07/21
Ya
Grizzly Odious Center
  04/07/21
I guess that's safer and less annoying than redundant local ...
amethyst heady orchestra pit
  04/07/21
dropbox preserves all metadata
Grizzly Odious Center
  04/08/21
hmm
amethyst heady orchestra pit
  04/08/21
You can't break $3,000, even if you include Logic Pro and Fi...
poppy zombie-like meetinghouse shitlib
  04/07/21
i didn't read the thread title properly, I thought this was ...
opaque hairraiser deer antler
  04/07/21
People say it has really fast web browsing but who gives a s...
amethyst heady orchestra pit
  04/07/21
I bought my wife the 2020 air pre M1 chip end it was complet...
Splenetic Exhilarant Useless Brakes
  04/07/21
interesting
turquoise lodge
  04/07/21
Chrome sucks on the Mac. Use a different browser.
maroon regret range
  04/07/21
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Grizzly Odious Center
  04/07/21
Tyft. Do you think it would run even cooler with 16gb ram?
Hyperventilating locale
  04/07/21
you sure it wasn't just Big Sur I have an old Mac and got a...
amethyst heady orchestra pit
  04/07/21
the upcoming m2 mbp will be goat, then a year later, the m3,...
house-broken lascivious rehab mad cow disease
  04/07/21
it is for sure
Deranged navy boistinker
  04/08/21
Just ordered a refurbished M1 Air from the APPLE store (16gb...
Hyperventilating locale
  04/08/21
wow i was going to say wtf flame I couldnt find this refurbi...
dull legal warrant area
  04/08/21
Same here, I could only get it to show up after clicking the...
poppy zombie-like meetinghouse shitlib
  04/08/21
I can't believe I copped the 1TB/16GB ram for only 1399 and ...
dull legal warrant area
  04/08/21
Yeah it's an amazing deal broseph. I was torn between 1tb an...
Hyperventilating locale
  04/08/21
I thought about copping the 2 TB as well, but honestly I'll ...
dull legal warrant area
  04/08/21
...
Hyperventilating locale
  04/08/21
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY Yeah it wasn't coming up when i search...
Hyperventilating locale
  04/08/21
I found out on the Apple site that I can get 700 for trading...
dull legal warrant area
  04/08/21
They offered me $340 for my 2017 MacBook 12" but wouldn...
Hyperventilating locale
  04/08/21
I just realized all I can get is a ttt apple gift card. I s...
dull legal warrant area
  04/08/21
I think keeping a spare is a waste. It's just another thing ...
Hyperventilating locale
  04/08/21
I'm an Apple Care noob. Do they automatically lend you a sp...
dull legal warrant area
  04/08/21
IME they swap it out for a new/refurbished one on the spot i...
Hyperventilating locale
  04/08/21
damn! How much was that? also link to where you can find ...
Rambunctious property newt
  04/08/21
$1,700 (almost $400 off retail). https://www.apple.com/sh...
Hyperventilating locale
  04/08/21
Thinking about getting an M1 mac mini now
Hyperventilating locale
  04/09/21


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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:24 PM
Author: Hyperventilating locale



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236577)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:26 PM
Author: Rambunctious property newt

I’ve got one and it’s pretty sick but the ports (2 usb c) is kinda a bummer.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236591)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:28 PM
Author: Hyperventilating locale

Is 16 gb ram a good idea?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236609)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:31 PM
Author: Rambunctious property newt

I looked into this question extensively because I use it for audio processing and plugins. My musician buddy did the same. We both concluded that the 8gb is enough. There are YouTube videos of dudes doing torture tests on the M1 Air and they are running like 150+ tracks all with multiple plugins at once with zero issues. Basically way more than I will ever need. My musician buddy even sold his 32gb 2020 MacBook Pro to go with the m1 air and he loves it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236641)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:31 PM
Author: Hyperventilating locale

Tyft. I was about to waste $200

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236648)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:33 PM
Author: Rambunctious property newt

I spent $200 extra to get the 512gb hard drive

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236659)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:34 PM
Author: Hyperventilating locale

Yeah that's a no brainer. 256 gb is pathetic even for a phone

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236668)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:43 PM
Author: cowardly casino

i would rather have a 128 gb hard drive than have only 8 gigs of ram

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236724)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:42 PM
Author: cowardly casino

8 gb is not enough. I got 16 gb in my 2018 macbook pro and it isn't nearly enough for my browsing habits. I'm goign to have to get the 16 inch if they don't offer an option for more than 16 gigs in the 14 inch. I hope they dont even offer an 8 gig option, but knowing these idiots, they will

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236722)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:44 PM
Author: Grizzly Odious Center

Apple silicon is different

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236735)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:46 PM
Author: cowardly casino

not different enough to make up for 8 gigs of ram

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236749)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:48 PM
Author: Vigorous reading party

It's only $200 for something that lasts years. idk why everyone is skimping. I spent a little extra in my current mbp but I've been using it since 2014 and it's still fast as fuck

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236761)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:49 PM
Author: cowardly casino

it makes no sense. I had 8 gigs of ram in my computer like 10 years ago. I got the upgraded cpu in my macbook pro and that was actually a waste of 200 dollars or whatever it was, because the difference in speeds of the cpus were marginal. but 8 gb vs 16 gb of RAM is something that actually makes a huge difference.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236769)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 1:03 PM
Author: Vigorous reading party

I've got 16 in mine and push up against that pretty often. Maybe these new ones handle ram differently idk

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236861)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 1:09 PM
Author: blue stage striped hyena

your mental model for ram usage is out of date and isn't applicable to SoC architecture. tests show that doubling the RAM doesn't improve performance in meaningful ways until you get to extremely high loads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uZB55_TZFw

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236902)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:50 PM
Author: Grizzly Odious Center



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42238116)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 5:25 AM
Author: dull legal warrant area

holy shit. lol at anyone who still uses intttttel. apple engineers are basically magicians.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240966)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:39 PM
Author: Grizzly Odious Center

Ive only had low memory once when i had like 90 tabs open

I got 8gb cause bigger was like a 6 week wait

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236706)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:44 PM
Author: yapping soul-stirring theater

For the port issue:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076BGJXTG/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236742)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:50 PM
Author: Rambunctious property newt

I got that. It’s still bullshit to need that

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236776)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 5:17 AM
Author: dull legal warrant area

Who the hell uses ports these days? I have had the usb-c port macbook pro for a few years and have never even thought about using anything other than the charge port.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240962)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 8:13 AM
Author: Rambunctious property newt

I do music production as a hobby. Always have like 3-4 USB devices plugged in man

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42241239)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:28 PM
Author: Amber razzle kitchen windowlicker

Yes, but since every year the new best laptop of al time gets released, this isn’t much to say.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236608)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:28 PM
Author: Hyperventilating locale

I don't see how Apple can top this

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236616)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:31 PM
Author: Rambunctious property newt

Ever hear of “M2,” brother?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236645)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:32 PM
Author: Hyperventilating locale

https://www.theinterns.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/o-face-copy.png

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236655)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:44 PM
Author: cowardly casino

The M2 is going to be much faster and hopefully they will offer a 32 gb ram version of the air at some point soon. I want to get an air, but can't survive with the ttt amount of RAM

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236734)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:55 PM
Author: Multi-colored orange hall

if all i do is browse xo/twitter, watch mlb.tv and check on my crypto, do i need this or should i just by some $300 chromebook?

can use work laptop if i ever need to use excel or other office products.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236812)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:57 PM
Author: Hyperventilating locale

I would get a refurbished 12" MacBook over a chrome book

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236822)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:59 PM
Author: Multi-colored orange hall

whats the advantage?

seems like the macbook would run $600ish. ive been using a refurbished lenovo i bought for $300 since summer '13.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236840)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 12:59 PM
Author: Rambunctious property newt

Chrome books are shit.

Might be overkill to get a new $1000 laptop for that, but I’m sure a lot of people are selling their 2018+ Mac air and pros for cheap right now because of the M1

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236842)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 1:07 PM
Author: Grizzly Odious Center

Get an ipad

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236893)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 2:43 PM
Author: Multi-colored orange hall

i already have an ipad mini

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42237578)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:51 PM
Author: Grizzly Odious Center

I use my ipad more than macbook air its just more comfortable and easy for most uses

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42238119)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 1:06 PM
Author: Vigorous reading party

How is using this to run ipad apps? There's an app called trialpad that's 180 for putting up exhibits and it would be 190 to run that on a full laptop

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236881)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:51 PM
Author: Grizzly Odious Center

It works ok but a lot arent available for whatever reason

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42238120)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 1:14 PM
Author: curious cumskin gunner

I have the TTT Intel 2020 MacBook Air. It runs fine except it struggles with Zoom and multiple windows, which I know the M1 won’t. I am debating whether to just bite the bullet and get the M1 MacBook Air now or should I wait until the supposed MacBook Pro. I don’t use non USB C ports and I prefer USB C charging so I don’t care about Magsafe on the MacBook Pro. I am guessing it will just be a better computer but I probably won’t need it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236928)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 1:15 PM
Author: ultramarine greedy roast beef ticket booth

Yes unless you are a straight man

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42236935)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 2:44 PM
Author: turquoise lodge

describe fan noise/heat

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42237592)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:01 PM
Author: Rambunctious property newt

my M1 air doesn't have a fan. Zero fan noise and I haven't felt it get hot. However, the usb-C "port" thing (linked above) where you plug in other USB devices gets pretty hot.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42237718)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:02 PM
Author: turquoise lodge

whoa no fan

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42237728)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:06 PM
Author: Rambunctious property newt

its silent like an ipad man

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42237752)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:09 PM
Author: turquoise lodge

i love my 2016 macbook w/ no fan b/c it's basically an ipad with a keyboard. it's never left my couch. might be time to upgrade

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42237790)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:19 PM
Author: Rambunctious property newt

eh, what do you use it for? If just poasting on xoxo, I don't see a real reason to upgrade. I wanted to upgrade because I do music shit and my macbook pro was from 2012 (works great by the way, and I updated it to 16gb ram - can only get $120 for it used, so I'm keeping it as a spare)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42237872)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:25 PM
Author: turquoise lodge

internet browsing and spotify. i have a thinkpad i use for real stuff. probably no reason to upgrade my poasting machine, other than the flat ass keyboard kinda sucks

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42237923)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:18 PM
Author: emerald pistol

Enjoy dat SSD wear

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42237862)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:21 PM
Author: Rambunctious property newt

??

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42237894)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 9:25 AM
Author: ultramarine greedy roast beef ticket booth

They have soldered SSDs that are having some pretty bad issues

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/m1-macbook-ssds-are-facing-a-big-problem-and-it-could-kill-your-laptop

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42241464)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:41 PM
Author: opaque hairraiser deer antler

when I looked at it, I remember the price for the latest model being close to $5k if you upgrade the ram and hard drive.

if you're going to buy a new macbook, might as well buy the upgrades so that it lasts a long time. get the 2tb hard drive at max ram you can afford

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42238034)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:48 PM
Author: ultramarine greedy roast beef ticket booth

LOL WTF

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42238094)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:54 PM
Author: Grizzly Odious Center

I have gigabit internet i don't need hdd space. You could just get a usb-c flash drive or external ssd if you really needed storage

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42238131)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 6:23 PM
Author: amethyst heady orchestra pit

you do cloud backups?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42239052)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 6:25 PM
Author: Grizzly Odious Center

Ya

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42239059)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 6:26 PM
Author: amethyst heady orchestra pit

I guess that's safer and less annoying than redundant local storage

I think I like having files date tagged though

or do you zip them up first thus preserving dates

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42239063)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 2:56 AM
Author: Grizzly Odious Center

dropbox preserves all metadata

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240844)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 3:28 AM
Author: amethyst heady orchestra pit

hmm

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240869)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 6:21 PM
Author: poppy zombie-like meetinghouse shitlib

You can't break $3,000, even if you include Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42239045)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 11:11 PM
Author: opaque hairraiser deer antler

i didn't read the thread title properly, I thought this was about the latest macbook pro

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240320)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:47 PM
Author: amethyst heady orchestra pit

People say it has really fast web browsing but who gives a shit about milliseconds

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42238089)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:48 PM
Author: Splenetic Exhilarant Useless Brakes

I bought my wife the 2020 air pre M1 chip end it was complete garbage, overheated constantly with the most basic tasks. Way worse than our 7 yr old MacBook Air. Returned and got the pre M1 2020 pro. Pretty much the same issue. Took it into Apple who confirmed “it was running normally” despite the fan whining with two chrome tabs open and nothing else. Returned that and got the base level M1 air and it’s amazing. Super fast, super quiet, no issues whatsoever.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42238098)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:51 PM
Author: turquoise lodge

interesting

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42238121)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:55 PM
Author: maroon regret range

Chrome sucks on the Mac. Use a different browser.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42238139)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:57 PM
Author: Grizzly Odious Center



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42238148)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 3:57 PM
Author: Hyperventilating locale

Tyft. Do you think it would run even cooler with 16gb ram?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42238145)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 5:15 PM
Author: amethyst heady orchestra pit

you sure it wasn't just Big Sur

I have an old Mac and got a yuge free performance boost from it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42238650)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 6:26 PM
Author: house-broken lascivious rehab mad cow disease

the upcoming m2 mbp will be goat, then a year later, the m3, etc

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42239064)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 3:01 AM
Author: Deranged navy boistinker

it is for sure

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240847)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 4:41 AM
Author: Hyperventilating locale

Just ordered a refurbished M1 Air from the APPLE store (16gb ram, 2 TB). Arriving tomorrow!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240920)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 4:51 AM
Author: dull legal warrant area

wow i was going to say wtf flame I couldnt find this refurbished on the apple site, then i put in some specs on the left hand column and scrolled a little, and now my M1 with 16 gigs of RAM is on its way too brother! its insane it actually arrives tomorrow.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240931)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 4:52 AM
Author: poppy zombie-like meetinghouse shitlib

Same here, I could only get it to show up after clicking the \ on xoxo

(jokes aside, it comes up in Safari but not Firefox... might be an issue with uBlock Origin)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240932)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 5:00 AM
Author: dull legal warrant area

I can't believe I copped the 1TB/16GB ram for only 1399 and it will be here tomorrow for only 8 dollars extra in shipping. What a steal, brother!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240939)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 5:02 AM
Author: Hyperventilating locale

Yeah it's an amazing deal broseph. I was torn between 1tb and 2tb all night, wasted a bunch of time reading articles about it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240941)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 5:30 AM
Author: dull legal warrant area

I thought about copping the 2 TB as well, but honestly I'll never even push up against the one TB. I'm not much of an HD hog, I'm more of a gritty litttle RAMPiG. I am lazy and unorganized and keep like 300 windows open at all times until my computer starts to slow down or freeze then I start closing stuff.

Took me a while to decide silver vs space grey though. I always liked the space grey better, but I'm starting to get sick of it and thought about trying the SILVER out, but ended up going with dat SPACE GREY.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240978)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 5:19 AM
Author: Hyperventilating locale



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240964)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 5:00 AM
Author: Hyperventilating locale

ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY

Yeah it wasn't coming up when i searched for m1 or whatever earlier and then I just searched MacBook and they all popped up

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240940)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 5:03 AM
Author: dull legal warrant area

I found out on the Apple site that I can get 700 for trading in my current intttel macbook pro. trying to decide if I should go to the apple store and do this tomorrow or if I should keep this as a spare.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240942)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 5:06 AM
Author: Hyperventilating locale

They offered me $340 for my 2017 MacBook 12" but wouldn't allow a trade in to buy a refurbished Mac. I did a quick Google search and found other sites that will pay more than Apple and you don't need to leave your home

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240943)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 5:09 AM
Author: dull legal warrant area

I just realized all I can get is a ttt apple gift card. I should try one of these other sites out. TY.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240948)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 5:08 AM
Author: Hyperventilating locale

I think keeping a spare is a waste. It's just another thing that can get stolen, lost or broken during the 99.9% of time it's unused. If you're worried then get Apple care + for $249. I wouldn't ever get it for a desktop but for a laptop it's critical.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240945)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 5:11 AM
Author: dull legal warrant area

I'm an Apple Care noob. Do they automatically lend you a spare if yours is getting fixed?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240953)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 5:17 AM
Author: Hyperventilating locale

IME they swap it out for a new/refurbished one on the spot if they can't fix it while you're at the store. They don't keep them overnight to tinker around with anymore unless you're paying out of pocket for the service.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42240961)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 8:14 AM
Author: Rambunctious property newt

damn! How much was that?

also link to where you can find refurbs?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42241243)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 12:51 PM
Author: Hyperventilating locale

$1,700 (almost $400 off retail).

https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished/mac/macbook-air?afid=p238%7CsF7Q84Mnn-dc_mtid_1870765e38482_pcrid_454528823164_pgrid_25273173967_&cid=aos-us-kwgo-mac--slid---product-

Using for work and trials so extra memory will be totally worth it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42242522)



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Date: April 9th, 2021 1:26 PM
Author: Hyperventilating locale

Thinking about getting an M1 mac mini now

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805260&forum_id=2#42249249)